I was fortunate enough to attend @graemerocher's Grails Keynote and GORM talk. To hear from the voice of Grails project's lead the motivations behind GORM travel from procedural metaprogramming enhancement to ASTs to mostly Traits is something invaluable which you get from these conferences.
Biggest news: RxGORM! A implementation of GORM based on RxJava. Initially with MongoDB and REST implementations. SQL implementations will come later. @graemerocher demo it and it looks really awesome.
Call findAll and get Observables back!
Since Shoptimix is on essence a Shopping list App, Voice assistant technology is an area which we are looking into with most interest. We see a clear use case there.
Thus, I was really looking forward to @RyanVanderwerf's talk. The talk showed the possibilities of deploying echo services built with Groovy. Via Lambda or a standalone Grails 3 App.
Astonishingly, he somehow managed to finish and publish the Alexa Skills Grails 3 Plugin during the conference.
Checkout a couple of Ryan's repositories to learn more: